Created: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 09:24:00 EST
Updated: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 09:30:30 EST
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Gameocck Jared Cook was close to the end zone early in the game, just a few strides short, and had nothing to show for it.
The St. Louis Rams' most expensive offseason acquisition made amends by not hanging his head, and making more big plays the rest of the way.
The tight end caught two touchdown passes and had a key reception in the drive that led to Greg Zuerlein's tiebreaking field goal with 40 seconds to go, completing a fourth-quarter comeback in a 27-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
It was Zuerlein's fourth field goal of the game.
Palmer was 26 for 40 for 327 yards and an interception.
The Cardinals, under new coach Bruce Arians, had an 11-point lead after Fitzgerald's 24-yarder late in the third quarter. Defensive tackle Dan Williams had a 2-yard interception return off a tipped ball.
Cook had seven catches for 141 yards and the first multi-touchdown game of his career, with one big blemish.
He fumbled away a potential 55-yarder that would have opened the scoring when rookie Tyrann Mathieu punched the ball free at the 8 and the play resulted in a touchback.
Mathieu arrived with a big-play reputation as a third-round pick out of LSU, where in two seasons he forced 11 fumbles and recovered eight fumbles with two touchdowns.
Bradford was 27 for 38 for 299 yards for the Rams, who leaned on Zuerlein's leg after twice settling for field goals off takeaways deep in Arizona territory.
The Rams lost yards after Trumaine Johnson's 29-yard interception return to the 4 in the first half.
Cook began atoning with a 13-yard catch that tied it at 10 with 26 seconds to go in the half, stretching the ball across the pylon while getting shoved out of bounds by Yeremiah Bell.
The Cardinals opened the scoring on Fitzgerald's 4-yard catch on a perfectly thrown fade in the left corner of the end zone to beat Janoris Jenkins.